My current work in progress:

Seaforth designed by Alice Starmore, knit in British Breeds 5-ply Guernsey Wool on US 3 needles.


The Cheese Stands Alone

Yesterday I made cheese from my homemade yogurt and boy howdy! Is that stuff ever yummy! Move over, cream cheese.

My yogurt maker is this one: the YoGourmet Yogurt Maker. (I know you can make yogurt in a slow cooker, but this baby has a much smaller footprint which is great for my small kitchen.) I bought an extra jar for it too.

And although I know that I can make cheese with the help of cheesecloth, I bought this little yogurt cheese maker. No fuss, no muss!

I realize that this has nothing to do with knitting but I got some emails asking about my yogurt maker.

I use fat-free milk, so (guided by the instruction booklet that came with the yogurt maker) I add some fat-free milk powder while heating the milk, to make the resulting yogurt thicker. You can also add unflavored gelatin as well. I do that for batches I am making that I am not using to make cheese — you don’t want to use gelatin there.

I’m thinking about adding herbs and stuff to my yogurt cheese to make my own Boursin-like concoction. Nom!

And I am still knitting along on my Chevron Stole, albeit rather slowly.

Lucy sez:

“Did you make a mistake here?”